The size of the mattress in the crib
In order for a child to grow up healthy and develop correctly, you need to exert maximum efforts so that in the process of its development there are no factors that have a negative impact. This is not only the psychological atmosphere at home, the love of parents, but also various objects in everyday life that help the baby grow strong and healthy.
Many hours a growing child devotes sleep. So that he was comfortable, and the baby, waking up, felt rested and full of strength, he should have a quality mattress.
How to choose it correctly, what they are, what material is preferable - many moms and dads ask these and other questions.
What is it for?
In the old days, our great-grandmothers preferred feather feather beds. Sleeping sweetly, falling into a soft bed - it was considered a luxurious place to sleep and rest. But modern medicine categorically rejects the feather bed, especially for children. The formation of the spine occurs during the sleep of the child, so you need to choose the right mattress - this is, first of all, good posture and healthy internal organs.
Adults by personal example know that back problems threaten back pain. We can not allow them to bother the child. When choosing a mattress, consider the age of your child, the properties of the mattress cover, the quality and materials of the filler and upholstery material.
The size of the mattress should match the size of the bed, taking into account the length, width, height. If suddenly on sale you got a mattress that is smaller than a bed or more - you should not spend money on a purchase, it is not needed. The large mattress is the protrusions and bumps in the surface, they affect the formation of the spine. If the mattress is smaller than necessary, then the child may get hurt in the resulting openings.
It is important to choose a mattress by age. For kids, it is made of the same material, and for teenagers it is already from another. For each age category has its own degree of rigidity of the mattress. Manufacturers are guided by three main parameters: products for babies, mattresses for children aged 3 to 12 years and mattresses for teenagers.
Its main feature is that it should be dense, but not rigid.The newborn baby, as it grows, will make various movements in the crib. The mattress should not hold them down. The sizes are selected under the standard bed. Typically, the height of such a mattress is 10 centimeters, width is about 60, and length is about 1.2 meters.
In some cases, when the beds for newborns are non-standard, mattresses are ordered separately.
For children aged 3 to 12 years
After three years, children begin to grow actively, and it is advisable to choose a mattress for growth. Many parents believe that at this age, the child should purchase a single bed or single bed. The range of mattresses for this age section is quite wide, the sizes are represented by different options. The size of the mattress in the crib from 60x120 to 120x200 centimeters. Some parents buy a teenage bed and an appropriate mattress to save money.
At this age of the child, the mattress should have an average density and rigidity. This will allow to avoid problems with the spine and posture.
For teenage beds there is a separate segment of mattresses.The standard size for actively growing adolescents: length 190 cm, height 25 cm and width 80 cm. It is not worth saving on the health of the child, forcing him to “fill up” on the mattress, which he bought in his early childhood. In the phase of active growth, the child needs maximum comfort in a dream. And then orthopedic mattresses come to the rescue.
The high workload at school and the modern lifestyle affect children. They slouch, many already have a diagnosis of scoliosis. And often doctors advise parents of a teenager to buy an orthopedic mattress.
There are only two types: with and without springs.
The spring block perfectly supports the shape of the back during sleep, does not allow to provoke the process of spinal curvature.
But he has his drawbacks. Such a mattress is called a "dust collector" - it really accumulates dust, but also moisture. The design feature does not allow to dry or knock out the mattress, and the excess moisture becomes a reason for the appearance of rust on metal springs. Serve these mattresses just 10 years old.
For those that do not have springs, the service life is longer - up to 15 years. Previously, they were made of foam, now from other materials based on polyurethane.This raw material has a “memorable effect”, the mattress takes the form of the body of a child sleeping on it, bending only in those places where it needs to bend.
Basis for mattress - latex or coconut?
When choosing a mattress should be paid to what it is made of - from artificial materials or from natural? Mattresses for children and teenagers from latex are widespread. It is wear-resistant, can serve for decades, is considered environmentally safe. But at the same time the rubber itself, from which the latex is made, can cause allergies in children. The second note - latex mattresses are quite expensive, but in quality and comfort of sleep they are much better than polyurethane.
Another filler used for this children's bedroom item is the coconut component. Coconut mattresses are in great demand. They are breathable, which does not allow to linger neither dust nor moisture. The material does not cause allergic reactions, serves for a long time. The downside can only be the fact that the coconut mattress may seem harsh to a child.
Some manufacturers complement the mattresses with different layers.For example, biofoam, which contains aromatic and deodorizing ingredients; flexfiber, which stabilizes the original form of the mattress; spunbond, which distributes the load on the mattress and protects the springs from moisture.
A mattress for a baby bed needs good upholstery fabric. Rather dense and strong, from natural or artificial raw materials. The right choice of upholstery takes into account the environmental safety of the fabric cover. When buying from the seller, you can ask for a quality certificate to check the composition and environmental friendliness. Most often, cotton or jacquard types are used for upholstery fabrics. The first - not very expensive, but suffer from rapid wear and tear. The second ones are several orders of magnitude higher in cost, but much more durable.
Now on the market there are various manufacturers offering quality mattresses for children's and teenage beds. Among them are “Askona”, “Afalina”, “Ormatek”, “Dreamline”, “Toris”, “Virtuoso”, “Ecobebi”.